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Spring is coming!

Published 2 January, 2018

Spring is coming!


With the excitement of Christmas over and a new year beginning, January is a month when we all start to look forward to the approaching spring. Whilst you may have resolutions to sort out your stock room, freshen up your website or tidy your shop floor, your customers will be turning their attention to getting their gardens and allotments prepared for the coming months.

Pruning

Practically every gardeners’ guide you read will tell you to prune shrubs and trees in January. When pruning it’s important to use a high quality pair of secateurs; they’ll be a pleasure to use and they’ll ensure a neat and clean cut through branches.

We stock both serrated and standard blade secateurs, as well as the market-leading Felco Compact Model No6. Felco secateurs have been precision manufactured in Switzerland since 1945 and undergo 100 quality control checks!

As well as secateurs, we also stock the Felco grafting and pruning knife, the perfect tool if your customers are pruning bigger branches with loppers or a saw and need to trim any loose bark.

Sowing and growing

From hardy annuals to sweet peas and aubergines, January is also the time when gardeners start sowing. But before reaching for the seed packets, the first job is to clear the potting shed and greenhouse. Old seed trays and pots should either be thoroughly cleaned or discarded. Sowing seeds in clean trays and pots is vital to ensure that there’s no chance of any diseases spreading to new seeds, which are vulnerable in their early days of germination.

We stock a wide range of pots and trays to meet your customers’ sowing needs, including bedding trays and seed trays in a variety of sizes. Why not make it easy for your customers and stock them alongside your seeds?

Check out our catalogue for our full range of horticultural supplies. You can order online today and enjoy nationwide next day delivery.